Palliative Care Design & Implementation

FSCG has the expertise to help clients with all stages of palliative care delivery from inception to established programs. Drs. Bull and Morris were instrumental in the CMS Innovations Grant on Demonstrating the Value of a Palliative Care Program, and published extensively over the benefits, standardization, and quality of palliative care delivery.  Over the past 10 years they have helped over 30 organizations design and develop palliative care programs; from large healthcare systems to small community programs.

Palliative Care Design

  • Develop business and operational plan
  • Needs assessment of community services
  • Evaluate local resources
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Stakeholder Meeting Development
  • Board Development/Education
  • Pilot program development
  • Program Design
  • Financial planning
  • Creating value from the palliative care program
  • Develop outcome metrics
  • Quality tools and benchmark metrics
  • Develop productivity measures for clinicians
  • Working with payors for value based payment
  • Strategic Planning
  • Quality assurance

Palliative Care Implementation

  • Communicating Value to Senior Leaders
  • Data monitoring
  • Ensuring Quality
  • Ongoing assessment of programs successes and challenges
  • Tracking of quality and productivity metrics
  • Forecasting growth
  • Effective IDG
  • Palliative care education
  • Developing implementation strategy
  • Efficiency thru use of risk stratification tools
  • Value stream mapping of referral/intake process
  • Leadership development

Palliative Care Design and Implementation Team

  • cmorrissettte Christopher Morrissette
    • Christopher Morrissette

      Four Seasons and Teleios Collaborative Network – Chief Operating Officer for Palliative Care

      Christopher has extensive operational experience within hospice, homecare and senior living. He most recently worked as an Executive Director for Brookdale Senior Living. Christopher’s hospice career began at St. Croix Hospice in Oakdale, MN where he served as a part of the executive team that expanded the continuum of care from a single location into a 3-state area in the upper Mid-West.

      Christopher built strategic partnerships within the regional market and lead the growth in census from 30 to 350 patients within two years; laying the foundation for St. Croix Hospice’s current average daily census of over 900 patients.

      In 2010-2012 Christopher served as a volunteer board member and President of the St. Paul Senior Workers Association a non-profit, networking organization with over 300 members. Christopher co-chaired the 2011 Minneapolis/St. Paul Senior Workers annual conference with over 500 attendees, hosting Teepa Snow as the keynote speaker.